Apple’s New Visitor Centre to Feature AR Experience
The centre will open later this year.
Today, Apple held a special press conference event to make several big product announcements. Being held for the first time in the new Steve Jobs Theater, located at Apple’s new headquarters in California, the event went straight into an early mention of augmented reality (AR) that would greet visitors.
CEO, Tim Cook revealed that when the visitor centre opens later this year guests will have the opportunity to learn about the new campus using AR. It’ll be an informational app to Apple Park that’ll bring up info on the design and innovations used to create the complex with users aiming an iPad or iPhone at a model of the site.
Naturally this will have been built on ARKit, the developer software that Apple announced during its WWDC event earlier this year. Since its release, studios around the world have been showcasing their ideas for AR apps and videogames that consumers will be able to play once iOS11 launches next week. Content revealed so far has included Luden.io’s ARrived, Combo’s Pigeon Panic, ApolloBox, ManoMotion, Scope AR’s Remote AR and many more.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Apple, reporting back with further announcements.